Pork 'n' Penne Skillet Recipe
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Pork 'n' Penne Skillet Recipe

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“I enjoy this one-pan skillet supper because it’s quick, and the cleanup is easy,” writes Dawn Goodison of Rochester, New York. “But best of all, my family enjoys these flavorful and nutritious dinners. Toss a salad while this is cooking and add hot rolls or biscuits for a complete filling meal.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound boneless pork loin chops, cut into strips
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 cups uncooked penne

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 264 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 546 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 18 g protein.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, chili powder, salt and pepper. Add pork, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.
  2. In a large skillet, cook the pork, mushrooms, onion, red pepper and oregano in oil and butter over medium heat for 4-6 minutes or until pork is browned. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  3. Add the milk, tomato sauce and pasta. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until meat is tender. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Pork 'n' Penne Skillet in Simple & Delicious November/December 2006, p28

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Aug. 6, 2012

"My 9 yr old really enjoyed this dish as did I. She says it needs to go in the recipe box! The sauce turned out really creamy. Yum!"

Reviewed Jul. 15, 2011

"My whole family really liked this. The pork was very tender, and we loved the sauce. I used a bag of frozen onions and peppers and it turned out great. Will definitely make this again soon."

Reviewed Mar. 23, 2011

"I made this last night and my family loved it. It was so easy and I love that it is made in one pan. This is definitely a keeper."

Reviewed Mar. 11, 2011

"So easy and tasty!! I am so tired of recipes that I put tons of work into and the result is just ok. This one was easy and delicious!"

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2010

"I have made this several times, sometimes subbing chicken for the pork. Love that its a one pot meal."

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